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Steve goes to the hospital, but loses his nerve when he sees Deirdre outside. Tracy agrees to see her family for five minutes. Deirdre is put out that Roy gets to hold the baby first. Tracy gets upset when she takes a picture of the Croppers with the baby. Deirdre is upset at Tracy turning her back on her child, but Blanche reassures her that this fight isn't over. Roy and Hayley spot Steve in his taxi outside the hospital. They are elated and tell him how amazing the experience has been. Ciaran tells Martin that Tommy was pleased to see Katy with Karl earlier. Rita decides not to sell The Kabin now that her bad patch is over. Katy is furious when Martin calls her after the concert, wondering where she is. She tells him that Karl is gay. Tracy insists that Steve holds the baby. She wants to know how he really feels before she makes any decision on the baby's future. Tracy tells Steve that she's sold her baby to the Croppers for £25,000 and has married Roy, so unless he wants to be part of the baby's life, she'll keep quiet. Tracy asks Steve to choose between Karen and she and the baby. Eventually, Steve tells her to give the baby to the Croppers, leaving Tracy bereft.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Steve struggles with his paternal instincts; Katy reveals bad news; Martin's jealousy gets the better of him; and Rita makes a brave decision.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,350,000 viewers (3rd place).
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